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  1. Holy Crap Tamora Pierce Showed Up: The Mary Sue’s Favorite Comments Of The Week

    No big deal, just a huge YA author and one of my personal idols showed up in the TMS comments section this week. But first; your brilliance!

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  2. Oh, Bother: Polish Town Bans Winnie The Pooh As Punishment For His Brazen Nudity

    Bear. Naked.

    Several City Council members in the small town of Tuszyn recently suggested the British bear as a mascot for a local playground, but in minutes obtained by The Croatian Times, many city officials took deep offense to Winnie's free-flowing bear rump.

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  3. [Updated] Today Daniel Handler Is Matching All Donations Made To The #WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign

    Innnteresting.

    After making a bunch of terrible and quite racist jokes at the expense of African American YA author Jacqueline Woodsen on Wednesday night, Series of Unfortunate Events author David Handler (better known as Lemony Snicket) has announced that he'll be donating a lot of money to a campaign dedicated to changing the landscape of children's literature—and he wants you to donate, too.

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  4. Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Lesbian Answered Sarcastically as Hell By a Lesbian

    Cameron Esposito, you're my hero.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: The Implications of This Chewbacca Rug Are Sobering

    Tauntauns just weren't cutting it.

    Nothing says "decadence" like stretching out in front of the fire on a walking-carpet-carpet! Two different sizes of cozy Wookiee rug are available for purchase from ThinkGeek (adorable Rebel Alliance-themed living room sold separately).

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  6. Ursula K. LeGuin Accepted Lifetime Achievement Award From Neil Gaiman Last Night; Can Still Give a Speech Like No One’s Business

    Guinning.

    Gaiman said of last night's event, "I do not remember being happier than getting to give Ursula LeGuin her award."

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  7. Dorkly Presents an Alignment Chart for All Your Hodor Needs

    [May be used interchangeably with your Groot alignment chart.]

    Need help communicating with your friendly neighborhodor? Let Hodorkly be of service!

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  8. Accio Time-Turner: Colleges Now Offer “Study Harry Potter Abroad” Courses

    Sallie Mae Owl, this is literally the worst time.

    Did your Hogwarts Acceptance Letter get lost in the post? Did you drop out of school to pursue your Quidditch dreams, only to have your career cut short by a difficult bout of dragon pox? There's still hope!

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  9. A Series of Unfortunate Events: Daniel Handler Makes Racist Jokes At Expense Of African-American Authors

    Last night Jacqueline Woodson was awarded the National Book Award for Young People's Literature for Brown Girl Dreaming, her book of poetry about growing up as an African-American woman during the '60s and '70s. Upon accepting the award, Woodson thanked the audience of authors for "changing the world," a statement to which ceremony host Daniel Handler (better known by his pseudonym of Lemony Snicket) chose to respond with a "joke" about watermelon.

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  10. Guess What? Kids Really Like Lammily, the Realistically Proportioned Doll

    Not to kick Barbie when she's down or anything...

    We were already excited about the Lammily doll that was built from the CDC average proportions of a 19-year-old woman by artist Nickolay Lamm, but seeing it in the hands of second graders who are happy to finally have a doll that represents them is just amazing. Now if we could just get some different skin colors...

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